Lewes Bonfire

Once again The Big Lemon will be running coaches to Lewes Bonfire. Lewes Bonfire is one of the biggest in the country, there are six societies putting on five separate parades and firework displays on the 5th, and this can mean 3,000 people taking part in the celebrations, and up to 80,000 spectators attending in the small market town with a permanent population of just 16,000.

Careful travel planning is essential for Lewes Bonfire because on bonfire night a lot of the roads are closed and you can’t park anywhere. Buses and trains are difficult too, because on bonfire night everyone and their dog wants to go to Lewes.

With The Big Lemon you can reserve a seat on a dedicated coach that will take you direct to the heart of the action and give you a guaranteed seat on the way home too 🙂

Coaches leave from Old Steine, Lewes Road (by Elm Grove), Lewes Road Bus Garage and Falmer (adj Sussex University on the A27)

Departure Date & Times

Monday 5 November 2018; 1630  & 1830

*IMPORTANT* Due to the road closures in Lewes we are sadly unable to get passengers any closer then the Ashcombe Roundabout. This is a 15 – 20 minute walk into central Lewes. The road closures end at 2300 so all coach returns will be from Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes BN8 6JL. All coach tickets purchased guarantee a seat on board our coaches.

Departures:

Old Steine Stop D @ 1630 & 1830

opp Bottom of Elm Grove @ 1640 & 1840

opp Lewes Road Bus Garage @ 1650 & 1850

A27 adj Sussex University (opp Falmer Station) @ 1700 & 1900

Return:

2300 & 0030 from Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes BN8 6JL

Costs:

Adults: £10, Under 16s: £5  (All tickets are return tickets)

To buy your tickets please click HERE

All tickets must be booked in advance.

Information:

www.thebiglemon.com

01273 681681

@thebiglemon

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Terms & Conditions of Travel:

Please be at the departure point at least 15 minutes before departure

We reserve the right to use a different vehicle from the ones advertised if required for any reason

We will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience resulting from delays to the journey (Sorry!)

If You Can’t Go:

We regret that all tickets are non-refundable. However you are welcome to sell your tickets to others, please just notify of us in the change of names. Please print a copy of your confirmation email to pass on to the new ticket-holder.

What You Can Expect from Us:

The Big Lemon has a reputation for providing a friendly, personal service, and you can be confident that we will always do our best to ensure you have a fantastic time.

In the event of traffic delay, breakdown, or other event beyond our control we will keep you informed at all times and work non-stop to put it right. If we keep you waiting we will do our best to furnish you with complementary refreshments in the meantime.  We promise that we will always look after you.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service, please let us know what is wrong and how we can put it right.

What Others Have Said About Our Service:

“Great service! The driver was amazingly accommodating and went out of his way to help people”
“The Big Lemon service was so brilliant and perfect that it made the weekend EVEN better!”

We hope you enjoy travelling with us!

8 thoughts on “Lewes Bonfire

      1. robin

        I have discussed this again today with the Police Superintendent and the Road Policing Inspector and the A26 will only be open to Regular bus routes (Brighton and Hove + Compass Travel) so this will not include the Big Lemon etc. Cliffe Ind Estate is the only designated pick up point within the road closures which will be accessible from 22:00 hours.

        We are putting up signage in the town from Tesco roundabout to Cliffe via Southstreet to Cliffe Ind Estate to direct people to the pickup point which may help to mitigate this decision.

        I am sorry that I was not able to do anything more.

        Regards

        Ed Hele

        Ed Hele
        Environmental Health Service Manager

        Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB
        01273 471600

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  2. robin

    good afternoon big lemon
    i have today received an email regarding the lewes bonfire and im not sure your facts are right ?
    i am pasting the email here for you to see also

    hope this helps you

    regards robin

    I have discussed this again today with the Police Superintendent and the Road Policing Inspector and the A26 will only be open to Regular bus routes (Brighton and Hove + Compass Travel) so this will not include the Big Lemon etc. Cliffe Ind Estate is the only designated pick up point within the road closures which will be accessible from 22:00 hours.

    We are putting up signage in the town from Tesco roundabout to Cliffe via Southstreet to Cliffe Ind Estate to direct people to the pickup point which may help to mitigate this decision.

    I am sorry that I was not able to do anything more.

    Regards

    Ed Hele

    Ed Hele
    Environmental Health Service Manager

    Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB
    01273 471600

    1. Thank you Ed! We have not received that email… I phoned the Police Superintendent today but didn’t get an answer. The most up to date information we have is this, from you. I have written to the Police Superintendent and will update this page if I have any more news… The safest, simplest thing to do is just let us in to drop off at the bus stop like the others… I really don’t understand what the problem is.

      Best
      Tom

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